Music of Another World
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Music of Another World

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Compassionate yet detached, ironic yet pitilessly honest, Szymon Laks, the kapellmeister of the Auschwitz orchestra, presents a disturbing description of a phenomenon seldom mentioned in the literature of the Holocaust: the presence of music among the crematoria. His story is a testament to the human spirit and to music itself, the beauty of which Laks and others honored e...more
Paperback, 138 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Northwestern University Press (first published September 1989)
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In his book Music of Another World, Szymon Laks shares about his experience being a member and Kappellmeister of the orchestra at Birkenau concentration camp. He tries to paint a realistic picture of the role that music had in everyday life at Birkenau, and points out that many recollections over the years have too much romanticized how the orchestras and music affected those around them at various concentration camps. I appreciate his approach and would recommend this read, as I think he brings...more
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